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CEAF is Back!

CEAF is Back!
I’ve decided to bring back Chicago Eats Allergy Free. Some of you have told me that you miss this blog. I was especially honored to hear that some of you even without food allergies appreciated my tips. Also, I am constantly running into people who need my help so here it is. It’s amazing how... Read more »

Allergy Free Treats for Road Trips

Allergy Free Treats for Road Trips
It’s summer and if your not “staycationing” I hope you are vacationing. Here are some allergy free treats to pack and eat along the way:

Eating Allergy Free at Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza is just around the corner. For those of you lucky enough to attend but unlucky with food allergies I suggest you plan ahead. I recently contacted Carol Ann Dennison, Lollapalooza’s Access Program Coordinator, and she had this to say, “My best advice to our patrons is to just ask a vendor during the festival... Read more »
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BG Salon: Allergy Aware Hair and More

Since eating a more pure diet I have also been inspired to do a holistic overhaul of my beauty products. I think those of us with food allergies are just more sensitive to all things we put on our bodies. Many people with celiac disease have to avoid gluten that is present in many common... Read more »

Salad Dressing Challenges

It’s hard to find good store brand salad dressings when you have multiple food allergies. If one is soy free it will have dairy then another will be gluten free but will have soy. Plus many dressings are filled with high fructose corn syrup and red number no-blah blah blahs. I hate to dump chemicals... Read more »

How to Drink Water (When You Hate It)

Somehow boring H20 tastes better when sipped from beautiful glasses, straws, or with ice cubes in fun shapes. I love these Moroccan fancy glasses. Photo credit: http://cn1.kaboodle.com.
I admit it. I hate drinking water. It’s such a flavorless bore. As much as I hate it, I know that most food cravings are due to lack of proper hydration. I also want to avoid food dyes that are in so many flavored waters and sports drinks. Luckily, I found a few tricks beyond... Read more »
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Allergy Free Snacks for Athletes and Sports Fans

Perhaps you are a weekend warrior or simply an avid world cup fan. If you have food allergies you need to be especially careful if you are attending sporting events. Always check the venue’s outside food policy. Some venues will bend the rules for those with medical needs and especially for the needs of children.... Read more »

True Confessions: I Have Testimonial Greed

Today is Summer Solstice, which is not only the longest day of the year but a day that has some fearing what they will look like in their bathing suits. It’s important to use your head when finding the right diet but sometimes it’s easy to suffer from what I like to call “testimonial greed”.... Read more »

Organic B.R.A.T. Feel Better Drinks

I just became aware of a gluten free product that is perfect for hot summer days or for those following the Doctor-recommended B.R.A.T. Diet (an acronym for bananas, rice, applesauce and toast). Organic B.R.A.T.™ feel better drinks are made with ingredients that settle an upset stomach and help to calm vomiting & diarrhea while also... Read more »
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ELL Announces First-Ever National Food Allergy School Safety Assembly

Geneva’s very own ELL Foundation (that stands for Eating & Educating, Living Life) announces its sponsorship of an assembly to raise awareness and support for the reintroduction and passage of the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Management Act (FAAMA). After passing the US House of Representatives in 2008, FAAMA must be reintroduced to the US Congress.... Read more »
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    Patricia Biesen is a Holistic Health Coach specializing in helping "eclectic eaters" find delicious alternatives. Eclectic eaters are those with food allergies, diabetics, sugaraholics, vegans or anyone on a specialty diet. She is also a passionate campaigner for positive body image. She has also guest blogged for Kris Carr's Crazy Sexy Cancer, Blog World Expo, Living Harvest Tempt and many more.

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